The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Grant

The grant is to fund a 30-month, “four-phase” initiative to improve the preservation of significant photographic collections held within the Archives and Special Collections of HBCU Libraries.

HBCU Library Alliance


Prairie View A&M University is the second oldest public institution of higher education in Texas, and contains over 130 years of African American history. Within the Special Collections Department of the John B. Coleman Library, there are currently close to 25,000 photographic materials. The goal of this grant project is to prevent further deterioration of these photographic materials. This will be accomplished through the improvement of storage facilities and environmental conditions, as well as, the training of staff on preservation techniques.


Inclement Weather Alert 9-20-2019

Due to inclement weather, the main campus and the northwest Houston center will delay opening until 10 a.m. The safety of our faculty, staff and students is of the utmost concern, please exercise caution as you make your way to campus. The College of Nursing, Medical center campus will remain closed today.